Gustav Kirchhoff

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Physicist, Scientist(1824–1887)
German physicist Gustav Kirchoff became the first scientist to show that electric current flows at the speed of light through a conductor.

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German physicist Gustav Kirchoff, born 1824, became the first scientist to show that electric current flows at the speed of light through a conductor. Additionally, Kirchoff worked with Robert Bunsen to prove elements heated to specific temperatures emit colored light, leading to the discovery of cesium and rubidium.

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